Golden in the Eyes of Many

Featuring Daniel Igali and wrestling

Daniel Igali
Category: Athlete
Induction Year: 2001
Sport: Wrestling

Did You Know?

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Daniel became the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling.


  • With his many interests and commitments, Daniel has little spare time, but occasionally he finds time for his hobbies. He plays Kabaddi, an East Indian sport, which he describes as “rugby without the ball”; soccer, computer games, and enjoys reading (mystery) novels.
  • Daniel has been honoured twice as Canada’s Outstanding Male Amateur Athlete of the Year.
  • In December 2000 after winning gold at the Sydney Olympics, Daniel returned to Nigeria to celebrate his victory with his family.